Social Work Research in Practice
Ethical and Political Contexts
- Heather D'Cruz
- Martyn Jones - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including:
- Evidence-based practice
- User-led research
- Anti-oppressive practice
- Practice-based research
Each chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge.
This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work.
Heather D'Cruz works as a Consultant: Research and Professional Education.
Martyn Jones is Associate Dean at RMIT University.
'This is a lucid and an insightful book that the novice and the more established student will find equally thought provoking and engaging. It prepares research-minded social work students and practitioners to stay true to their professional values by becoming critically reflective researchers, able to question and produce knowledge which can help empower the people they serve'
Lecturer, University of Birmingham
I am in a 'funny' position to be a social psychologist teaching Bachelor & Master students in the Department of Social Work, Social Management and Social Policy. Therefore it is a very helpful literature for me and my students to look at research under the perspective of Social Work requirements.
This is a very fine book. One of the most valuable books on social work research methods to have appeared in recent memory. It is the most valuable addition to the burgeoning literature in the field of social work research. A fine book to read by any serious social work student and practitioner.
Clear and insightful with strong evidence base
This book has allowed me to explore some of the complexities of research in social work practice. It is clearly written and easy to read, even for an amateur researcher. The lay out is accessible but it takes you through complex notions whilst making them easy to understand.
Very accessible, covers all the key concepts in an easy to understand way, and does a great job discussing the politics of research.
The text is essential for social workers engaging in research, especially for the first time. the case studies are appropriate for the readership, and online material supports the work.
A well written book for anyone embarking on Social Work Research in Practice. A must read for Practitioners and students.
A valuable resource for social work students. It addresses key themes within the research and dissertation modules.
Combines research methodology with areas that impact on research such as Anti discriminatory practice and evidence-based practice.